The wealthy place

Psalm 66:12. . .”You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, yet you brought us out into a place of abundance.
Every christian has a God-given dream to pursue in their life. God will only reveal it to you when you surrender your life completely to Him. Because of our human nature God has to take us through many trials before we arrive at the place where we’re totally surrendered to His Will for our lives, but once you get there you receive the vision of what you’re being called to do with your life.

I hear people ask why it seems God’s people seem to have a harder time in life. Because you only come to know God when you diligently seek Him , then He reveals Himself to you through our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, and when you seek God you become a threat to Satan so the evil one does everything he can to take you down before you give your heart to God.

The christian life isn’t easy, but the only way to have true peace in it is to surrender your life to the Lord and let Him live through you. So, one final thought in closing-sometimes you have to be totally bankrupt in life to realize how rich you are. This is especially true if you have true riches-a personal relationship with God through Christ.

The Eternal Word

John 1:1. . .”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Now here is a hard concept to understand, but can only be understood if you have the Holy Spirit of God in your life. The Word refers to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was with God in the beginning, and is also the spirit of God manifested in human form.

Now how can the Son of God be God incarnate an unbeliever might ask? Is He His own Son? It’s a hard concept to explain how one God can exist in three distinct persons, but it shows the difference between christianity and the other world “religions”, which are all man made.

As a christian, you might have a hard time understanding the concept of the Trinity but if you’ve been again of God you won’t be able to deny that Jesus is God. If a person confesses that Jesus is God, then they have come to know Him personally.

You become a christian when you realize that Jesus is Lord and Saviour and ask Him into your life-and of course no one asks Him into their life unless they’re unhappy living in sin and want to change but recognize their own inability to do so in their own power.

Just the right time

Esther 4:13, 14. . .”Then Mordecai told them to return this answer to Esther, Do not flatter yourself that you shall escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?”
Now here’s a section of the Word of God I hardly ever read. Esther was a young Jewish girl who was given a high position as Queen during a time when a high ranking official in the King’s court made a petition to the king to wipe out the Jewish people because they obeyed God over the king.

When the king had the former Queen removed for her disobedience to him, he appointed officers to gather all the young maidens so he could select the next Queen. And of course, by the grace of Almighty God, Esther was selected for the position.

Mordecai, the man who raised her, told her not to tell the king that she was Jewish though. So, to sum the story up (since I haven’t finished it yet), Esther was put in a high place by God to free the Jewish people from the order sent out by Haman to wipe them out. Just like Joseph was put in a high position under pharoah to save Egypt from a famine in the land.

Like these people, you’re calling (if you. know God through the Lord Jesus) is to witness to people in your sphere of influence to set them free from their sins by faith in the blood of Jesus.

Also it wasn’t just a coincidence that people like Esther and Joseph were put in powerful positions when there was trouble in the land. Just like it wasn’t a coincidence that the promised Messiah came 2000 years ago to give His life as a ransom for many. The Bible says He came in the fulness of time-at just the right time.

Being led by the Spirit

Number 20:11. . .”Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff.”
Remember Moses? The great leader of the OT who led the House of Israel out of bondage in Egypt. Kind of similar to what Jesus did when He revealed Himself in the NT. He leads anybody out of their bondage to sin and the world (which is our Egypt) and into the promised land which is our calling and ministry in life given to us by the Lord Himself.

Of course we have to go through a wilderness during a few years while we grow and mature in our faith until we get to where He wants us to be before He can reveal His plan to us. And our calling is similar to Moses and Jesus.

We are called to be salt and light to those around us and lead them to faith in the Lord so they can be delivered from their sin and live the righteous life that God desires.

Gathering or scattering?

Matt. 12:30. . .”Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”
This should motivate all followers of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20); Not the Great Suggestion. If you’re not out gathering a harvest by planting seeds (the Word) then you’re scattering. Each person that comes to God through Christ has people that the Lord places in their lives that only they can reach.

We should be willing to invest our lives into the people the Lord has placed on our hearts by knowing what this person’s needs are then finding ways to meet them. All done in love of course. Then they’ll be humbled by realizing that God is real, that He’s bigger than they are, and that He loves them and is the only one who can fill the void in their lives completely and fully.